polycistronic messenger

polycistronic messenger

[¦päl·i·sis′trän·ik ′mes·ən·jər]
(biochemistry)
In ribonucleic acid viruses, messenger ribonucleic acid that contains the amino acid sequence for several proteins.
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The ATPase 8 gene, discovered originally and identified genetically and functionally in yeast, is one of the least conserved of all human genes, one of the few human overlapping genes, and one of the few with a polycistronic messenger RNA.